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China established committee for students' mental health, BNU professor as the head of the committee

China has established a National Advisory Committee for Students' Mental Health, according to a circular released by the Ministry of Education on Wednesday.

Led by the ministry, the committee was built in an effort to boost the country's ability to tackle students' mental health by fully playing experts' roles of consultation and assistance in decision-making.

The committee is responsible for research, consultation, monitoring, evaluation, and scientific popularization of mental health work in universities, middle schools and primary schools across the country, the circular said.

Dong Qi, a professor at Beijing Normal University, and Lu Lin, president of Peking University Sixth Hospital, were appointed as the heads of the committee under a 4-year term, it added.

Based at BNU, the secretariat of the advisory committee takes charge of the daily work.